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1841 USGS Craters and Eruptions

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All canvas artwork is printed exclusively on 100% premium cotton canvas using archival inks. Combined with a patented non-toxic coating that water and UV proofs them, every Giclée is guaranteed to last over 100 years.  When you frame these prints, they do not need to be framed behind glass, making them ideal for any room in your home.


Canvas for Gallery Wrap 

When you purchase Canvas prepared to be gallery wrapped, we add a 2½” mirrored border (on all sides) which allows you to have a stretcher bar frame made up to 2” deep. The mirrored borders may throw you off, but that border is designed to be seen on the side of the stretcher bar frame. This ensures that the complete image is shown on the face of the frame. Gallery wraps are ideal for large prints.

"Map of Part of the Island of Hawaii, Sandwich Islands, Shewing the Craters and Eruptions of May and June 1841"

Published by U.S. Government, 1841

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

This is superb reproduction of the map that was originally published in the Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expediton During the Years 1838-42, Volume 4.

The United States Exploring Expedition was an exploring and surveying expedition of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands, conducted by the government from 1838 to 1842. It is sometimes called the "U.S. Ex. Ex." for short, or the "Wilkes Expedition", in honor of its commanding officer, U.S. Navy Lt. Charles Wilkes.

Wilkes was personally responsible for the expedition's hydrographic and meteorological observations. His instructions from the United States Congress to "extend the bounds of science and promote the acquisition of knowledge" led him to prepare a scientific foray into Kilauea Crater, thereby presenting a dramatic view of Hawaii's most active and approachable volcano.

We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.